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BENT Creates Over the Garden Wall Promo

Directed by Solomon Burbridge, these fanastical CG/Stop-Mo bookends for Cartoon Network will entice you to see what is “Over the Garden Wall”….

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Published: Oct 30, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Director Sol Burbridge / Stop-Motion / TV


BENT Image Lab Joins Hilly Reps Team in Midwest

Portland, Or – BENT Image Lab, the internationally acclaimed animation and digital arts studio, has signed with Hilly Reps for Midwest representation. BENT’s impressive roster of award-winning commercial work, post/VFX expertise and evolution into the digital arts have made them a perfect addition to Hilly Reps repertoire of industry talent.

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Published: Oct 22, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Around the Studio / Stuff


TAEM interview with Film Music Composer Charles-Henri Avelange

Jingle All the Way and Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star composer Charles-Henri Avelange was recently interviewed by TAEM. See the interview after the jump!

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Published: Oct 16, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Jingle All the Way


Rob Shaw’s Kre-O on Transformers DVD

Rob Shaw recently directed this CG Gem featuring the Kre-O Transformers action figures! See the spot after the jump!

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Published: Oct 06, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Rob Shaw


Oregon Humane Society Ad Features Sol and Taco

BENT Director Solomon Burbridge and his cat Taco have inspired the art in this ad for the Oregon Humane Society! Sol and Taco were spotted at a local coffee shop by a creative from Agency Leopold Ketel, and voila! the two are now forever cemented into the “End Petlessness” campaign! The ad is currently running in Portland Monthly Magazine!  Nice work Leopold Ketel, and Sol and Taco! Meow!

Published: Sep 24, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Around the Studio / Director Sol Burbridge / Press / Print Ads


BENT Celebrates the Seasons with Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Portland, Or – BENT image lab http://www.bentimagelab.com fires up the imagination with a seamless weave of ultra-realistic CG animation, photogrammetry and gorgeous live-action for Raley’s “Eating Seasons” campaign. Working hand-in-hand with agency Ivie & Associates, and the inspired folks at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, BENT Partner David Daniels directs the four spots celebrating every season of the year.

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Published: Sep 23, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director David Daniels / TV


BENT Image Lab Signs with CarolynReps

Portland, Or – The international digital arts and animation studio, BENT Image Lab bentimagelab.com,  has signed with New York based CarolynReps carolynreps.com for East Coast representation. CarolynReps represents talent in animation, commercial production, post production, design, installations, web-based projects and more.

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Published: Sep 16, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Stuff


BENT Animates for Purex TP

Portland, Or – Bent Image Lab has completed work on a spot for Purex entitled “Secret Stash”!

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Published: Sep 15, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials


BENT Advances with Nike Spot

Nike’s “Always Advance”,  directed by Chel White and Joshua Cox and produced at BENT, buries viewers in a Nike-themed time warp.

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Published: Aug 06, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Chel White / Stop-Motion / Visual FX


BENT “Parties Down South” with CMT

The stars of Country Music Television’s (CMT) Party Down South recall their best blurry memories of their ultimate party adventures in eight new animated promos from BENT. Directed by Solomon Burbridge the spots intertwine live action interviews with 2D animation to revive wild tales of drunken debauchery.

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Published: Aug 05, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge


BENT Signs New West Coast Rep

Portland, Or – Internationally award-winning animation and visual effects studio BENT Image Lab (http://www.bentimagelab.com) has signed Yvette Represents (http://yvettereps.com/) as its new West Coast rep. Yvette Lubinsky owner of Yvette Represents brings 20 years of industry experience representing clients up and down the left coast.

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Published: Jul 08, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / Around the Studio / Stuff


Pascal Campion’s “3000 Moments”

This summer Bent Director Pascal Campion is featuring his many gorgeous illustrations and images in his show “3000 Moments” in Burbank, Ca. If you happen to be down south be sure to stop by and see his amazing work. He is also working on a kickstarter campaign to turn the show into a gorgeous book! See more details after the jump.

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Published: Jun 23, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Events


Brooks is Flying High with New Spot

Chel White directs BENT’s latest spot for Brooks Running Shoes, “Glycerin 12″.

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Published: Jun 11, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Chel White


BENT Image Lab Takes Manhattan

Portland, Or. – BENT Image Lab, the internationally award-winning animation and visual effects company, has opened a new office in New York City.  Coming on the heels of its expansion into Spain, the thriving studio specializes in all forms of animation including CG, stop motion, 2D as well as VFX for TV and film, live action projects and post production. The growth is fueled by BENT’s strong commercial roster, its move into long form programming, and its expansion into the digital markets.

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Published: May 29, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Stuff


BENT launches new spot for McDonalds

Solomon Burbridge has just finished up on this adorable happy meal spot for McDonalds! See “FIFA” after the jump!

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Published: May 28, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge


Bent’s “Transformation” Picks up Press

Solomon Burbridge’s spot for The Oregonian is making its rounds on the world wide web!

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Published: May 06, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge / Press / Stop-Motion


Portlandia Season Finale Features Bent Beaver

The Season 4 finale of IFC’s Portlandia rounded out another hilarious year of the show but not without a bit of wee animation from BENT! The CG Beaver who takes his revenge on the characters of Portlandia by tearing out his dam and causing a flood, was directed by Rob Shaw! We hope you enjoyed the episode and our CG Beaver!

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Published: May 05, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Director Rob Shaw / TV


MTV is “Faking It” With New Promos

MTV’s new show “Faking It” is premiering tonight on the pop culture network. To help get its audience ready for the big debut Bent’s Solomon Burbridge brings you four animated stories of “Faking it” misfortune.

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Published: Apr 22, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge / TV


Shoot Magazine Names Coke Spot to Top 10 List

Shoot Magazine has named Coke “Sochi in Every Bottle” to its top 10 list for VFX/Animation, Spring 2014!

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Published: Apr 22, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / TV


Carlos Lascano’s “Lila” Blows Up the Web

The latest short film “Lila” by Carlos Lascano is taking the web by storm. “Lila” has not only been picked on Vimeo as a staff favorite, but it has also been featured on Motionographer and at NAB. See the tremendous PR after the jump!

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Published: Apr 17, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Director Carlos Lascano / Mixed Media / Press / Short Films


Oregon Art Beat Exhibition Debuts Saturday

Oregon Art Beat celebrates 15 years of Creativity at the People’s Art of Portland Gallery, the Mark Wooley Gallery and the Art Beat Main Stage gallery! The exhibition, that is free of charge, begins on Saturday, April 19th and runs through June 15th.  Bent’s Chel White is submitting an art piece (pictured above) for the exhibit. For more information see this link: Art Beat Exhibit Info

Published: Apr 17, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Director Chel White / Events


Portlandia Rats “Book” is Making the Festival Rounds

Portlandia Rats “Book” has been getting some attention from festivals and award shows! The NW Animation festival has accepted “Book” into the festival which will run May 12 – 18 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. Here is the schedule for the festival: NW Animation Festival Schedule

Portlandia Rats “Book” also won the silver plaque for animated program at the Chicago Intl Film Festival TV Awards! See the list here: Rats Book at Chicago Intl TV Awards

Published: Apr 17, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Director Rob Shaw / Events / Film Festivals/Awards / Stop-Motion / TV


BENT Helps The Oregonian “Transform” with New Spot

Portland, Or – Animation and visual FX studio BENT Image Lab has produced a new broadcast spot for The Oregonian in newspaper stop-motion. Directed by BENT’s Solomon Burbridge with creative from Leopold Ketel & Partners, the ad aims to present The Oregonian’s new design and compact size.

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Published: Apr 14, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge / Stop-Motion / TV


El Tab Gets a Big Head

In a new series of spots for Koodo Mobile, El Tabador discovers a “Growth Machine” that allows him to blow things out of proportion.

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Published: Mar 18, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: All


Raley’s Is Ready for “Spring”

Make your mouth water with these gorgeous CG fruits and vegetables! Bent’s latest spot for Raley’s Supermarkets is getting us excited for “Spring”!

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Published: Mar 10, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director David Daniels


Portlandia Rats featured in New York Times

The skit for Rat’s Book has been accepted into the  New York Children’s Intl Film Festival and thus was featured in the New York Times as well as its cover! See the article after the jump!

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Published: Mar 10, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Director Rob Shaw / Events / Press / Stop-Motion / TV


Bent’s Tribute to Coca-Cola and the Olympics

BENT Image Lab’s latest spot “Sochi in Every Bottle” honors the Olympic games and Coca-Cola in beautiful CG animation. Directed by Nicholas Weigel with creative by McCann Russia, “Bottle” expands on Coke’s whimsical “Happiness Factory” theme, employs the multi-camera technique of photogrammetry, and stars Russian hockey legend Alexander Ovechkin!

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Published: Mar 05, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / TV


Cell Phone Navigates Dangerous Purse in E-Comm 911 “Dangerous Encounters”

E-Comm 911 brings us the commercial “Dangerous Encounters” in an effort to encourage people to lock and/or cover their idle cell phones. Directed by Bernie Roux with agency Cossette,  the stop motion spot features a frightened cell phone in peril after being dropped into a dark and omnious purse. A tube knocks the phone down and triggers an accidental 911 call. See the spot after the jump!

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Published: Mar 05, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Commercials / Stop-Motion / TV


Look the World in the Eye

Chel White’s Hitchcockian trailer for the Portland International Film Festival puts us face to face with the eye of the world whilst featuring the stomach-knotting music of Vertigo. See the trailer after the jump, but be sure not to blink or you’ll miss it!

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Published: Feb 26, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Director Chel White


Cena vs. Irving in Pebbles Show Down

Fruity Pebbles takes on its sibling Cocoa Pebbles in Bent Image Lab’s latest spot for Post “People Love Pebbles”.

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Published: Feb 26, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Rob Shaw